2013 FIAT 500e
Building stock for the US right now seems unlikely: The last line of the announcement quoted in post #10 above says "on sale in early 2024".
Fortunately it's nearly never a problem. All 2,600 Stellantis dealerships (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, etc) always had all the 1st-gen software updates available. The last one was way back in 2018.A big problem in UK is finding a Fiat dealer competent to work on the new 500e. In the US starting with the small number of remaining Fiat franchises, the situation is potentially worse.
Right: The much later model coming to the US in 2024 should have the software bugs mostly worked out, with much less need for updates, but still readily available at the 2,600 existing US dealerships.With the 2nd generation 500e, certainly the early ones, it's quite common to have to go back to a dealer for software updates.
That sucks. Apparently in the US all 2,600 Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram dealerships do software updates. Nearly nobody ever needs anything else.Only a fraction of the UK Fiat dealers are allowed by Fiat to work on the 500e currently.